In order to escape the eagle eyes of the anti smuggling unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, diehard smugglers concealed 55 bags of hard drugs, Cannabis Sativa with dead bodies being transport along the Seme border.
However, the moves did not go unnoticed as the Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service who got intelligence about the import, swung into action and beat the smugglers to their game.
The Cannabis Sativa, which is under prohibited items in the country, was loaded in 55 bags and concealed with corpses by the smugglers to escape security checks at the border, but was uncovered by Seme Customs operatives.
Our sources further revealed that the Customs officers uncovered the items through intelligence and swiftly seized all the 55 wraps of the hard drugs.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Seme Command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, has strategically positioned his men within the border axis, in order to thwart illicit trade by economic saboteurs working against government’s fiscal policies on economic development.
This mind boggling seizure is coming just few days after Seme Customs intercepted 1,582 wraps of hard drugs smuggled into the country through the same border.
The 1,582 wraps of Cannabis Sativa were concealed by smugglers in Indomie truck belonging to a corporate organisation, in attempt to escape security checks at the border, but the officers in their ingenuity intercepted the items.
Our correspondent also learnt that the CAC of Seme Command has stepped up patrol surveillance at the whole area, to ensure that offensive items are not smuggled into the country through the border axis.